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Ironwood Carnegie Library holds annual Fancy Nancy party


August 3, 2018

Jean Nordine/Daily Globe

Ironwood Carnegie Library held its annual Fancy Nancy tea party Thursday at the Ironwood Memorial Building. The girls got dressed up for tea and crumpets, bedazzled tiaras and Lynn Wiercinski read the story of Fancy Nancy.


Ironwood - It's a soiree - that's fancy for party and whatever could be more fancy than a tea party!

Excitement abounded as 35 little girls made their way into the marbled hall "tea room" at the Ironwood Memorial Building when the Carnegie Library hosted the annual "Fancy Nancy" tea party on Thursday.

Little ladies wearing their favorite fancy dresses of lace and taffeta, some with feather boas and tiaras, entered the room, had their pictures taken, then received a place card to put on the elaborately decorated tea table.

Once all the guests had arrived, the little princesses gathered on the stairway and were treated to a reading of "Fancy Nancy" by Carnegie Library Director Lynn Wiercinski.

Wiercinski said, "No one knows fancy like Nancy!"

"Fancy Nancy" is a children's book written by Jane O'Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser.

While the ladies were listening to the adventures of Fancy Nancy, Friends of the Library volunteers readied the table with "tea" (lemonade) and crumpets (fruit and petit fours).

The social event began nine years ago and was originally held at the library. Wiercinski told the girls it was moved to the Memorial Building because, "we don't like to spill any tea on our books!"

After the girls had their fill of goodies they made their way into the adjoining room to craft and bedazzle tiaras. The afternoon tea concluded with each little darling receiving a party favor gift bag.

Wiercinski enthused, "Anybody who is anybody is here; it was the event of the season!"


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